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SENTINEL TRIBUNE Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Page 8 titi The Cottonwood County Historical Society invites you to attend the exhibit reception of the Cottonwood County Student Art Show on Sunday, April 7 from 2-4 p.m. in the Remick Gallery. Light refreshments will be served throughout the after- noon. Free admission. The exhibit features art work by Senior High stu- dents from throughout Cottonwood County includ- ing Mountain Lake Public School, Red Rock Central Public School, Westbrook/ Walnut Grove Public School, Red Rock Ridge Alternative Learning Center, Windom Area Public School and area Home Schoolers. More than 40 works of art will be displayed with a variety of mediums and themes. Come and vote for your favorite! The exhibit runs for three weeks from April 7 - April 27. The Cottonwood County Historical Society is located at 812 Fourth Avenue in Windom. We are open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. For more information, contact the museum at 831-1134. The exhibit is sponsored by the Robert & Helen Remick Endowment. Last Tuesday on March competition. The Crops advanced to State as well. advanced to the State com- 12, the Crops and Job team got 5th and advanced The Crops team consists of petition, which will be held Interview groups were to State, and Juliana Aaron Hass, Reed Bakken,at the University of excited to travel to Jackson Peterson was the only one Brody Williams, Eli Minnesota from April 28 - to compete in the Region 6 competing from our school Gundermann, and Andrew 30. competition. Both of our in the Job Interview, placed Peterson. The Crops and groups did very well at this second over all and has Job interview teams SCHOOL MENU Crops Team from left: Aaron Hass, Brody Williams, Andrew Job Interview Peterson, Reed Baken, Eli Oundermann Juliana Peterson April 3-12 2013 Wednesday: Hamburger/ Wheat bun, sweet potato fries, lettuce, tomatoes, apples, pineapple, Rice Krispy Bar, WG bread, milk Thursday: Mini corn dogs, baked beans, mixed green salad, banana or fruit cup, WG bread, milk Friday: WG cheese pizza or WG pepperoni pizza, cau- lifornia blend/cheese sauce, carrots, peaches, WG bread, milk Monday: Bar-B-Que, wheat bun, sweet potato fries, mixed green salad, apples, fruit, milk Tuesday: Beef and bean nachos/WG corn chips, corn, cucumbers, carrots/Ranch dip, orange wedges, peaches, WG bread, milk Wednesday: Mr. Rib/ wheat bun, potato smiles, car- rots, applesauce, fresh fruit, apple crisp, milk Thursday: Cheesy mascot bread , green beans, mixed green salad, pears, bananas, milk Friday: Chicken noodle or tomato soup, WG max sticks, broccoli & carrots/Ranch dip, mixed fruit, mandarin orang- es, WG bread, milk n,m By Loy Woelber School guperintendent Greetings from WWG Schools, We just keep waiting for spring to come but on the bright side, it quiets down our global wanning folks. I just keep praying that we can also get some moisture as it starts to heat up. I feel that everyone at the school has been having a won- derful beginning of spring after wrapping up a great winter season. Spring sports' practices are a little chilly but these kids can take the cold much better than I can. A budget update from my desk includes: *There really is no getting around the fact that we have a few less kids in the elementary than we did 5 years ago. We knew the declining enrollment was coming and we are faced with some tough choices just as every school in the area faces with smaller families and less kids moving into the area. I will continue to focus on reducing staff as natural events happen. I will look to help keep our staff members full time by sharing their expertise with other districts. I will continue to explore options in usage of our school buildings that will benefit the school and the communities. *The great news of the month though would have to be: YOUNG COUPLES!! We have a bunch of young couples moving back into the district and it's the most exciting news for WWG enrollments since our Hmong friends began moving to town in 2000! These young couples are alumni and have went out and got a taste of the bigger towns and have said "it's time to come home and raise a family." All of these young couples could have made more money in the larger cities but remember the great experience that they had in the area and want to share that with their children. It's one of the few times that I don't mind being "middle aged" and love seeing the energy and talents, that these couples bring back the area. We will always have a great school if we can keep 20 - 26 kids in a grade and the couples coming back offer this great district new hope in the future! *If anyone out there knows of new families to the area please contact me so that I can pay them a visit and welcome them to the community and tell them the good news of our schools! We have a lot to share in the arts, the academics and athletics! We also have some great organizations that shine for a school our size and let us not forget the senior class trip that all students have an opportunity to be a part of going to New York and Washington D.C. I would guess less than 25% of the schools in MN still give their seniors the opportunity to raise money for a once in a lifetime trip like this! We have a lot to be proud of at WWG. *I want to give a HUGE thanks to 5 silent and very generous donors to the school recently. I was presented with a request to place 3 ticket booths on the football field to help shield our wonderful Lions Club members from the cold as well as the booths being a great project for our students and Mr. Lee to build. In a matter of days, I visited with a few folks and the money was there and I am very grateful for the giving spirit of our alunmi! We will be upgrading our sound system in the Westbrook gynmasium this summer and I am hoping for addi- tional donors to help make it the best system in the area! I have also started my visits with our WG organizations and donors to move the WG fitness center to a much larger space and make it a center equal in size and atmosphere to Westbrook, Balaton and Tracy. I am looking forward to mak- ing this a reality this summer. *As always, there is a lot going on and I look forward to a great spring and wrapping up of the school year. Thank you for all the support! A Honor Roll 7th grade: Jordyn Berg, Matthew Bums, Matthew Deprez, Amanda Hartson, Abraham Her, Kyle Kuehl, Theresa Merrick, Mariah Soleta, Regan Truedson, Xeng Vang, Lina Vue, Kenna Wahl, Simba Xiong, Lue Ynag 8th grade: Calle Anderson, Megan DeSmith, Stacy Hanson, Jack Jorgenson, Matthew Kleven, Cassidy Mischke, Beth Nelson, MaKenna Takle, Koua Vang, Pahnia Vue, Soulee Vue, Yer Xiong, Bao Yang 9th grade: Nicholas Berg, Morgan Dennistoun, Kenji Hang, Abby Herding, Mariah Olson, Juliana Pederson, Ashton Quade, Meng Vang 10th grade: Tarynn Dallenbach, Payton Determan, Zuag Paj Her, Kaylee Mischke, Tyler Schoborg, Sheng Thao, Elizabeth Woelber, Kao Xiong llth grade: Tyson Berg, Shane Buchman, Dayna Comnick, Affiny Her, Zua Her, Jordaan Joel, Trey Kockehnan, Matthew Otto, Madison Takle, Pakou Vue, Si Vue, Jimmy Woelber, Mai Her Xiong, Steven Yang, Tom Yang 12th grade: Reed Bakken, Darian Gilb, Stephanie Gundermann, Calvin Hang, Aaron Hass, Cha Her, Kylee Jenniges, Thomas Knudson, Taylor Lindaman, Dana Madson, Hailey Osland, Vang Vue, Yuepan Vue, John Yang, Megan Yang Be Honor Roll 7th grade: Lincoln Anderson, Miranda Ankrum, Addison Beaty, Keri Her, Caroline Homer, Thomas Lindstrom, Elias Lorenzo, Anthony Ross, Kelly Truedson, Mackenzie Weis, Paul Yang 8th grade: Dalton Anderson, Mason Garbe, Gabriele Grams, Adam Hass, Beau Herding, Tyler Keithahn, Jared Sanchez, Pheng Vue, Emma Woelber, Chueyee Xiong, Ka Sia Xiong, Meng Yang, Peter Yang, Sai Yang 9th grade: Tessa Busswitz, Mc Kenzie Deprez, Kennedy Her, S amantha Hotzler, Randolph Knutson, Benjamin McDermott, Jacob Otto, Brandon Pacholl, Natalie Villegas 10th grade: Sawyer Helgeson, Lena Her, Lincoln Her, Sophie Horkey, Mitchell Jarmer, Madeline Johnson, Dina Vosberg, Fa Vue, Seng Xiong, Xue Yang llth grade: Steffanie, Ankrum, Andrew Benson, Matthew Benson, Levi Bunting, Alexander Burns, Alexa Byers, Eli Gundermann, Shiney Her, Alexander, Knutson, Austin Olson, Andrew Pederson, Jeshua Thao, Brody Williams, Benzie Yang 12th grade: John Elzenga, Paige Erickson, Harley Ewy, Madelyne Hemp, Logan Hotzler, Kelsi Long-Wahl, Andrew Merrick, Hunter Priegnitz WWG Charger Student of the Week Zuag Paj Her is the WING Charger Student of the Week for 3118/2013. ZuagPaj is active in Speech, Theater, Music, FFA, Yearbook and Cheerleading. She is a class officer and member of NHS. She is an energetic and caring person who works hard, keeps her commitments, and help others. That's what our town is made of. State Farm has a long heritage of helping out in the community. That's why I'm proud to support Student of the Week. Get to a better State Roger Haar Ins Agcy Inc. Roger Haar, Agent 432 1st Avenue Westbrook, MN 56183 Bus: 507-274-6164 1201196 State Farm, Bloomington, IL 212867 Weekly cience Quiz by Douglas Clark Jurassic Park 4 2000s. After the mineral components had dissolved Jurassic Park 4 is sched- away, there was spongy, uled to hit theaters on June squishy, soft stuff left over. 13, 2014, so this might be a Paleontologists had discov- good time to have a little ered bits of tissue, blood heart-to-heart discussion remnants and marrow from with Mr. Spielberg on a few their samples. This was abso- technical details. It's been 20 lutely unheard of when years now since Jurassic Crichton wrote Jurassic Park. Park first came out in the- Even though it's not yet pos- aters and paleontologists sible to retrieve 60 million have learned a great deal year old DNA, this method is since then. much closer to reality than Even though the appear- sucking out dinosaur blood ance and behavior of dino- from a fossilized mosquito. saurs is largely speculation, If you want a park with a there are a few things that triceratops in it, just head out to the Badlands, fred some could be updated. From pre- served specimens showing triceratops bones, and mine quill kno ;' {re' i o'W that" them for their soft tissues. Velociraptor had feathers, The other big change for probably colored black, Jurassic Park would have to white and rust brown. And be the DNA gap-filling. No based on their size, those more frog DNA. They would dinosaurs should be called need to use bird DNA, pref- Deinonychus. erably a more primitive spe- Crichton's central idea cies like an emu or ostrich. was that the amber which There has been a lot ofgenet- preserved the mosquito also ic work done on chickens preserved the dinosaur blood lately, so chicken DNA might from contaminants and work as well because we harm--a simple idea which know so much about it. In a made for a compelling story, movie, it would not be much But there are definitely issues of a stretch to say that we with this. You can't get dino- have control over the chicken saur DNA from a dead mos- genome, and thus could quito trapped in amber. After reduce it back to a stem state, sitting in a chunk of resin for where the combination of the millions of years there is dinosaur DNA with the going to be mixing of the trimmed chicken genome lets mosquito's DNA and the you build a dinosaur. DNA of whatever it fed on Not only could you clone and anything else trapped in dinosaurs with the soft tissue the amber. Even if it could be story line, but marine dino- done, there's no way of saurs, too. Giant iehthyo- knowing what kind of animal saurs, mosasaurs, plesio- a mosquito had bitten. How saurs--there was plenty of many would Hammond have scary stuff in the ancient to go through before finding seas. For the purpose of a one that had actually bitten a movie, anything that's fossil- dinosaur? Not to mention ized could be fair game. how would extinct plants get There are plenty of big, scary cloned since mosquitoes extinct animals to choose don't eat plants, from... There's a better way. One 1) True or false: Amber is of the biggest developments an effective preservative of in paleontological research in genetic material. the last two decades has been 2) Dinosaur DNA most- the discovery of soft tissues closely matches that of a(n) preserved in fossil bone inte- ???. a) frog b) lizard c) riors. These bones come ostrich d)chicken from the badlands, and are 3) True or false: It is pos- excavated using sterile field sible to extract soft tissue from a fossil. techniques and without pro- tective polymers and glues to 4) To be more-accurate, keep contaminants from Velociraptor should have entering the bone interiors, been covered with ??? in the The fossils are then taken movie Jurassic Park. back to a lab where the min- 5) Organic material that eral components are dis- has been fossilized through solved in baths. If the dino- the precipitation of dissolved saur bones were truly minerals is said to have been permineralized then the ???" entire fossil would basically dissolve in solution. But that Answers on page 2 didn't happen when the first lab tests of this kind were Copyright (C)2013 Weekly conducted back in the early Science Quiz All rights reserved. Su ribe to the Sentinel Tribune f